Linx Technologies' NT Series Transceiver Eliminates Programming
June 8, 2012 — The new NT Series RF transceiver module from Linx makes it simple to send and receive digital data in the 902 to 928MHz band. Its True Transparency™ interface lets the user create a wireless wire for use with nonstandard data rates, custom protocols, or encodings such as PWM and Manchester. The module features best-in-class receive sensitivity (up to −113dBm) and low power consumption (only 19.2mA in receive mode and 15.2mA in transmit mode at 0dBm).
Unlike so-called transparent modules that require a UART interface and buffering scheme, the NT Series reduces latency by transmitting raw data. To transfer data, all the user has to do is connect circuitry to the input line of the sending transceiver and the output line of the receiving transceiver. The module is completely hardware-configurable. Although programming is not required, the NT Series allows for communication and microcontroller programming over a UART connection, which lets the user implement a frequency agility scheme such as frequency hopping or listen before talk.
To aid rapid development, the NT Series transceiver is available as part of a master development system. The system comes with two development boards for benchmarking and prototyping, each of which is populated with a transceiver. The boards include lights that show you which areas are active as well as other enhancements that simplify the development experience. To help you get started, the system also includes antennas, a daughter board with a USB interface, demonstration software, extra modules and connectors.
For more information about the NT Series, call Linx at +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States) or visit www.linxtechnologies.com.
About Linx Technologies
Linx Technologies makes wireless simple by developing and manufacturing wireless products that are easy
for engineers of all skill levels to use. The company’s RF modules, remote controls, antennas and connectors make it easy for engineers to integrate wireless features without the hassle and expense of engineering RF functionality from scratch.
For customers who need help implementing Linx modules, Linx offers design services including board layout assistance, programming, certification advice and packaging design. For more complex RF solutions, Apex Wireless, a division of Linx Technologies, creates optimized designs with RF components and firmware selected for the customer’s application.
For more information about wireless products from Linx, visit www.linxtechnologies.com or call +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States).
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